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Dan Nevins

Dan Nevins began his military career out of high school as a paratrooper stationed in Germany. On November 10, 2004, as an infantry squad leader in Balad, Iraq, an IED detonated beneath his vehicle on a combat mission. Nevins suffered a traumatic brain injury, his left leg was amputated below the knee, and his right leg, after more than 30 surgeries, was also amputated below the knee. In May 2008, he was awarded the George C. Lang Award for Courage, the highest award bestowed by Wounded Warrior Project. Dan is director of Warriors Speak, a prestigious group of wounded warriors and caregivers who share their stories of courage and integrity with the public. Dan’s passion for yoga started in November 2013 when a friend and yoga teacher lead him to meditation and yoga asana. He quickly grew frustrated with attempting a yoga practice on two prosthetic legs and tried the practice with his legs off. That is when his world cracked open and his life changed from experiencing a connection to the earth that he’d been missing for close to a decade. Dan has completed Baptiste Level 3 yoga teacher training and feels so strongly about the life changing power of yoga for "every body" that he has devoted most of his personal time to teaching yoga, leading workshops, teacher trainings, and master classes at every opportunity.